All posts by Susan ONeill

  • Parking, other violations may soon cost more in Elburn

    ELBURN—Parking illegally in Elburn could soon cost you more money. The Village Board will vote Monday, Nov. 5, on a schedule of fines that were previously discussed at the village Committee of the Whole meeting on Oct. 9.

    • Posted October 26, 2012
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  • EEI presents wastewater solutions to Village Board

    ELBURN—Engineering Enterprises, Inc. (EEI) Vice President Jeffrey Freeman on Monday presented the Elburn Village Board with several options for solving wastewater collection, treatment and disposal issues.

    • Posted October 26, 2012
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  • This too, shall pass

    KHS senior works her way back to normal after car accident KANELAND—Something told Lisa DeFranze to turn around and go back home that night.

    • Posted October 25, 2012
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  • Elburn Jazzercise turns five

    Come to a free class on Thursday, Nov. 1 to celebrate five years in Elburn ELBURN—Seven women who began taking Jazzercise at the Elburn Community Center five years ago still come to the classes.

    • Posted October 25, 2012
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  • Zumba classes a hit in Maple Park

    MAPLE PARK—Twice a week, a core group of about 10 Maple Park women get together at the Maple Park Civic Center and dance to a mix of salsa, merengue, as well as other Latin music and current...

    • Posted October 20, 2012
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  • Elburn tables ShoDeen development

    ELBURN—Elburn Village President Dave Anderson on Monday broke a 3-3 tie, tabling the Elburn Station development.

    • Posted October 19, 2012
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  • Blackberry Creek runs for funds

    KANELAND—Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary School’s inaugural Run for Funds event last Friday was a big success.

    • Posted October 19, 2012
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  • Elburn settles lawsuit by former police chief

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn earlier this month settled a lawsuit filed in 2009 by its former Police Chief.

    • Posted October 19, 2012
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  • Pay by phone for Elburn Metra parking

    ELBURN—Have you ever stood in front of a Metra parking payment machine, punching in numbers and hoping the train wouldn’t leave before you were done?

    • Posted October 12, 2012
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  • Residents share their vision for Elburn

    ELBURN—Approximately 30 community members and about 10 Kaneland High School students participated in an Elburn visioning session on Sept. 26 at Lions Park.

    • Posted October 5, 2012
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  • Village employee health insurance rates go up

    ELBURN—Health insurance rates for Elburn village employees went up for fiscal year 2012-13, but the dollar amounts will be close to what they were two years ago, Village Administrator Erin Willrett said at the Village Board meeting...

    • Posted October 5, 2012
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  • Blackberry Creek improvements still just talk

    ELBURN—According to Elburn Village Attorney Bob Britz, the bonding company holding the escrow money for Blackberry Creek has agreed to complete everything on the subdivision’s punch list, with the exception of providing the “as builts.”

    • Posted October 5, 2012
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  • Giving to the community a way of life for Paisano’s owners

    Giving to the community a way of life for Paisano’s owners ELBURN—When Annette Theobald was a young girl, her mother was her role model for helping others in the community. Her family was active in the church, and...

    • Posted October 4, 2012
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  • Elburn still attempting to complete Blackberry Creek work

    ELBURN—The village of Elburn continues its attempts to complete infrastructure improvements left undone by B&B Enterprises within the Blackberry Creek Subdivision.

    • Posted September 29, 2012
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  • Kaneland community comes together for teacher

    KANELAND—Kaneland High School teacher Bridget Sweeney had gotten used to dealing with cancer. Twenty years ago, when she was a high school senior, she was diagnosed with a malignant soft tissue sarcoma in her right arm.

    • Posted September 28, 2012
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  • Elburn Station vote set for Oct. 15

    LBURN—The Elburn Village Board is scheduled to vote on the Elburn Station development on Monday, Oct. 15, but trustee Bill Grabarek doesn’t want to wait that long to voice his concerns about developer ShoDeen.

    • Posted September 21, 2012
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  • WWII Navy veterans gather to share memories, friendship

    ELBURN—Three men came together with their families on Saturday to mark a day they shared 68 years ago. The three World War II U.S. Navy veterans, stationed in the Phillippine Islands during the war, had stormed the...

    • Posted September 20, 2012
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  • Elburn Lions fundraiser supports ‘Jason’s Journey’

    ELBURN—Jason Cornell is a fighter. Some people, like Jason’s wife and his best friends, would say he’s stubborn, but it seems to have served him well. Multiple Sclerosis and cancer are formidable foes, and he needs all...

    • Posted September 20, 2012
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  • Prairie Parkway funding pulled

    Money diverted to widen Route 47 ILLINOIS—Citizens Against the Sprawlway members recently gathered at their 11th annual picnic and rally, this time to celebrate the demise of the Prairie Parkway.

    • Posted September 6, 2012
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  • Decorating Coaches transform homes

    ELBURN—Kim and Steve Warner have lived in the same house in Geneva for 20 years. They raised four children in the house, but now that their children are grown, they want to downsize and move into a...

    • Posted August 31, 2012
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  • Fun Fest: Kids bike, wagon parade returns for 2nd year

    Maple Park—The bike and wagon parade was such a hit last year that it is back again for this year's Maple Park Fun Fest.

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Fun Fest: Parade

    Maple Park Fun Fest Parade Saturday, Sept. 1 6 p.m. Main Street, Maple Park

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Fun Fest: Local expert to stage fireworks show

    Maple Park Fun Fest Fireworks Show Sunday, Sept. 2 8:30 p.m. View from the baseball field, Casey’s General Store, Heritage Hills or Squire's Crossing subdivisions Free parking Rain date: Monday, Sept. 3

    • Posted August 30, 2012
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  • Elburn Days features carnival fun

    Elburn—The Elburn Days carnival has something for everyone—fun but tame rides for the youngsters and more exciting rides for the older kids, no matter how old.

    • Posted August 16, 2012
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  • Jo-Jo the Clown to miss Corn Boil

    SUGAR GROVE—This summer will be one of the few times that Jo-Jo the Clown (aka Sugar Grove resident Karen McCannon) has missed the Sugar Grove Corn Boil.

    • Posted July 27, 2012
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  • Sugar Grove Lions Club looks to grow

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Lions Club, chartered in 1969, is working to rebuild its membership. Sugar Grove resident Bill Keck, one of the Lions Club founding members, said he remembers an event at which there were between...

    • Posted July 26, 2012
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  • Sugar Grove Lions Club—Fireworks, take 10

    Sugar Grove—The Sugar Grove Lions Club will present its 10th annual fireworks display at dusk on Saturday, July 28, at the 2012 Sugar Grove Corn Boil.

    • Posted July 26, 2012
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  • Local author’s grandchildren are her inspiration

    ELBURN—Linda Brodine began telling stories as a way to entertain her grandchildren. “They would ask me, 'Grandma, tell me a story,'” she said. “It turned out to be a wonderful gift I didn't know I had.”

    • Posted July 20, 2012
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  • Kindness of strangers and friends saves a little girl’s sight

    MP family receives support for infant daughter’s eye surgery Maple Park—Katie Sexton noticed some things about her daughter Bridget (or Bri) just a few days after she was born, but it would take her four months to convince...

    • Posted July 19, 2012
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  • Conley Farm: a perfect spot for a wedding

    KANEVILLE—Hidden in the middle of farm fields is an idyllic outdoor setting in western Kane County for wedding ceremonies and/or receptions.

    • Posted July 15, 2012
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  • Sun sets for good on Moon Dance Diner

    MAPLE PARK—The windows of the Moon Dance Diner, once so lively and inviting, are currently covered with brown wrapping paper.

    • Posted July 13, 2012
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  • Health care business benefits from Fox Valley entrepreneurs

    ELBURN—Elburn resident Maria Kuhn and her partner Dr. Christina Krause launched their award-winning Integrated Health Advocacy Program (IHAP) over a decade ago.

    • Posted July 13, 2012
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